This little display piece measures only 7 1/2 inches wide by 14 inches high.
It started off as this. Looks as if it's handmade to me. Probably some sweet and handy husband made it for his wife. I picked it up at my local Goodwill for just under $2. I had no plan for it at first and put it aside until something struck me.
Then Graphic 45 came out with the new French Country paper. Can I stop right here and tell you that this paper is absolutely delicious? I mean it. You know that feeling when you open a new pad of paper and you literally oooh and ahhhh at every single sheet, running your hand over the surface, taking in the colors and images... I get a warm and happy feeling inside. Of course I ran to purchase another pad of it right away because I can't possibly CUT the only one in my possession!
Anyway, once I covered my little cabinet with these beautiful papers (using Glue & Seal to adhere it, and inking edges with Walnut Stain) it had the feel of an old-time kitchen cupboard. So off to the antique store I flew in search of some old kitchen gadgets in which to fill it! (And I took the cabinet with me so I could properly size things.)
A small pastry cutter with a red wooden handle and very old salt and pepper shakers. Everything is glued down with E6000. (that stuff will hold anything!)
An old rusty nutmeg grater, and a tiny can of Brier Rose strawberries. The rooster cookie cutter isn't old, but fit well with the theme.
In a basket full of old spoons, I found this cute child's spoon with a teddy on the handle.
Love these old cutters. The heart is a cookie cutter and the round one is donut maker.
To top it off, this rusted wooden-handled scoop. Probably for flour back in its day.
As time goes by I'll probably find a few more things to fill in the spaces, but for now I'm happy and ready to hang it in my kitchen.